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Peter Pan Reading Pillow

Updated: Apr 14, 2020

The new Peter Pan fabric is perfect for creating a cosy cushion! With useful pockets for their favourite book, this reading pillow is a great addition to any child's bedroom.


You Will Need:

  • 2 Metre Peter Pan Cotton

  • 1 Bright Yellow Fat Quarter

  • 1 Bright Blue Fat Quarter

  • 50cm x 50cm Cushion Insert

  • Rotary Cutter, Cutting Mat and Pattern Master

Use a 1cm Seam Allowance throughout.


How to Make:

Step 1

Begin by pre-washing and ironing your fabrics. Using a pattern master or ruler, cutting mat and rotary cutter, cut the following from your fabric:

  1. 1 x 51cm x 51cm square from the Peter Pan fabric

  2. 1 x 51cm x 35cm piece from the Peter Pan fabric

  3. 1 x 51cm x 25cm piece from the Peter Pan fabric

  4. 1 x 51cm x 26cm piece from the Peter Pan fabric

  5. 1 x 51cm x 32cm piece from the bright blue fabric

  6. 2 x 51cm x 6cm pieces from the bright yellow fabric

Step 2

Pin one of the yellow pieces to the top of the blue piece, stitch and press.

Step 3

Press down 1cm and fold over the top. Press again and top stitch 1.5cm from the edge.

Step 4

Repeat for the xxcm x xxcm peter pan piece.

Step 5

Line up and pin the two pieces with the yellow trim to the front 51cm x 51cm front piece. Stay stitch these in place.

Step 6

Right sides together, pin the two Peter Pan back pieces to the front piece and stitch using a 1cm seam allowance.

Step 7

Finally insert the cushion.

Your reading book cushion is now complete!

Tutorial by Katherine Smith for the Craft Cotton Co 2018

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